Saddleback Ridge Nature Trail (TSP)

  • Watch out for Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) along the trail.


Bird Watching

Dogs Yes

Rock Climbing

Fall Foliage

0.75 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Saddleback Ridge Nature Trail is a very easy hike in Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi. This trail is kid and dog friendly, but your furry kids must be on leash. The park website says "This trail follows atop Saddleback Ridge, a large outcropping of rocks. While walking along the trail you will notice numerous small caves among the many rock formations. After the trail reaches the peak of the ridge it winds its way around the picnic pavilion, and ends at Haynes Lake Dam." There is camping available in Tishomingo State Park.


The trail was used by the Chickasaw Indians to travel to the Freedom Hills area of Mississippi and Alabama. "The park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous Natchez Trace Parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park."

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Tishomingo State Park 105 CR 90 - P.O. Box 880 Tishomingo, MS 38873

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